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of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: president obama chose his long-time foreign policy advisor denis mcdonough to be the new white house chief of staff. mr. obama made the announcement this afternoon. he lauded mcdonough, and told him, "i know you'll always give it to me straight, as only a friend can." mcdonough will take over from jack lew, who's been nominated to replace timothy geithner as the next treasury secretary. today was geithner's last day, after four years on the job. in a final interview, he said he's hopeful the economy will strengthen this year. the defense department has begun eliminating the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime
. here's kwame holman. >> holman: president obama chose his long-time foreign policy advisor denis mcdonough to be the new white house chief of staff. mr. obama made the announcement this afternoon. he lauded mcdonough, and told him, "i know you'll always give it to me straight, as only a friend can." mcdonough will take over from jack lew, who's been nominated to replace timothy geithner as the next treasury secretary. today was geithner's last day after four years on the job. in a final interview, he said he's hopeful the economy will strengthen this year. the defense department has begun eliminating the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime. ne
relations committee, i think a great deal of what good foreign policy about is building personal relationships and building personal relationships with leaders around the world. and the one thing that i've really observed, senator kerry, of you is that you have done that. and we have had so many of these private meetings across over there in the capitol and in the small foreign relations room and i could just feel with meeting with all these leaders, the tremendous respect that they have for you and the ability you are going to have to build on that to make an excellent secretary of state. so i'm very excited about this opportunity for you and i want, in my first question here i wanted to focus on mexico and central america. during the last decade, relations between the united states and mexico have strengthened as a result of our shared security goals relating to the initiative. and one of the pillars of that initiative includes judicial reform and you know this very well. however, the federal government and many of the mexican states have yet to pass legislation which would cha
of state. >> when you listen senator kerry speak you get a sneak peak into the foreign policy goals for the next four years. senator kerry thinks one of the main challenges they will face if confirmed is al qaeda. they are looking for new ways to carry out the attacks. osama bin laden in the documents that came out is quoted as urging his cohorts to go to other places, to get away from the airplanes get away from the drones. he specifically encouraged al qaeda to disperse and they did. >> another major foreign policy challenge senator kerry says is what to do about irani specially since our closest ally in the middle east israel is anxiously following iran's every move as they try to build a nuclear weapon. >> we will do what we must do to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. i repeat here today our policy is not containment. it is prevention. >> the top republican senator bob corker from tennessee tells us yesterday he expects to actually vote on senator kerry's confirmation sometime next week and secretary clinton is apparently planning on staying put at the state departm
. the president calls dennis mcdonough a non-stop closer and close friend. he has been a advisory and foreign policy specialist and replaces jack loop, appointed treasury secretary. >>> he said the recently reported response times are inaccurate because of that. the response time goal is eight minutes 80% of the time but a computer error means the department may have missed its response time goals more often than previously reported. however the president of the firefighters union says the true response times will reveal the true impact of reduced staffing. >>> a retired contra costa county fire captain is accused of stealing gear from fire stations. 51-year-old john willmet faces charges. they recovered stolen items including uniforms, tools and other supplies and also had a large cash of illegal weapons, he retired just before getting arrested and is out on bail. >>> making changes to school sports programs to even the playing field for students with disabilities. the changes coming up ahead. the sunshine is out this afternoon but will it change, ktvu meteorologist rosemary orosco will be h
. >>> president obama has named foreign policy aid mcdonough as chief of staff. mr. obama calling mcdonough a trusted adviser who serves with integrity. since the president's arrival in washington as a senator. he now becomes the president's fifth chief of staff. >>> it is one of the fastest and most impressive tech turnarounds we've seen in a while. netflix roaring ahead after some said it was practically irrelevant. we're here with a look inside the company you'll see only on nbc bay area. >> netflix was left for dead last year when it subscription rate hike and its botched attempt to spin off another company left its stock price reeling and users unhappy. but the company went back to work and this week delivered very strong results, a jump in both subscriber numbers and profit. enough to send its stock price soaring. the company's ceo admitting it made mistakes in the past but will continue to try new things in the future. >> we're a swing for the fences company. we want to do great things. and you know, occasionally if you swing for the fences, you're going to strike out. and qui
hearing today. the senator from massachusetts faced questions on a litany of foreign policy subjects from the senate foreign relations committee. along the topics, how best to t handle the nuclear threat from iran, sir syria and the emerging threat in africa. his nomination is expected to win easy approval. >>> in news of the world tonight in queensland australia, there's been 20 swift water rescue after five days of heavy rain. one rescuer was swept away himself trying to save a 14- year-old boy. both are okay tonight. 13-inches of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours and more is expected. there have also been landslides and widespread flooding. >>> in north korea, a national television announced the government will carry out a third test. yang claims it's rockets can reach the u.s. and are capable of carrying nuclear war heads. western military experts doubt that claim. >>> and in russia, a dashboard camera captured a frightening car crash on icy roads. as that car spun out of control, a 3-year-old girl was thrown on her back and landed on the roadway. one truck narrowly avoided h itt
for specific exemptions. >> senator john kerry has been answering questions on foreign policy issues. his confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of state began today. he says if he's confirmed - he'll be a passionate advocate on the issue of climate change. and says the u-s will do what it must to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. he also came to the defense of hillary clinton today. the outgoing secretary of defense was grilled yesterday on the terror attack on the diplomatic compound >> you basically reassured hillary clinton and let's just move on. >> senator, if you're trying to get some daylight between the anti-clinton that is not going to happen here today. if your question is the americans should get the truth and should it matter hillary clinton says as and i say yes sir >> there was a little drama when a protestor had to be escorted from the room. a woman who was shouting about the need for peace. kerry took it all in stride. he's expected to be easily confirmed as secretary of state. some good economic news now. the number of people filing for first-time une
viewpoint whether it be on foreign policy and anti-communist some come economic conservatism, the limited government, constitutionalism or what today is called social conservatism more likely than it would be called traditional conservatism. the issues were a little different and less clear back then there's always been social conservatism. rusher had a very important ally named frank meijer. meijer remains a respected and known at least an older generation of conservatives that there is a society here in washington which i'm going to be a group of leaders that keep this memo alive and they are good to be meeting on monday night and i am going to be speaking to them. he's been described as the intellectual engine of the conservative movement. he too was an ex-communist. but he was a conservative activist. a passionate conservative activist. rusher even told me that he had once been a militant communist viet cong had been a militant republican. quote, they are not all that far apart accepting what they believe. what he meant by that is the have a tremendous attraction and respect for frank
to the conservative viewpoint, whether it be on foreign policy and anti communism, economic conservative as some, constitutionalism or what today is called social conservatism more likely than can -- traditional conservatism. the issues were different and less clear back then but there has always been social conservatism. rusher had an important ally named frank meyer remains sufficiently respected and known among at least an older generation of conservatives that there is a frank meyer society in washington which i am going to be a group of conservative leaders who keep his memory alive. they are going to be meeting monday night and i will be speaking to them. meyer has been described by rusher as the intellectual engine of the conservative movement. he too was an ex-communist as burnham was. but meyer was a conservative activist. a passion that conservative activists. rusher even told me that meyer had once been a militant communist. rusher had been a militant republican, quote, they are not all that far apart except in what they believe. what rusher meant by that was he had it tremendous attr
questioning in this back to back hearing before the senate and house foreign policy panels. >> we are watching the cold weather that is gripping the country. >> as we take a look at storm tracker 4 we're not saying too much moisture. it is just scattered pop up shower is right now. it is just light rain around area here is a look at 101. you will need to use your windshield wipers however, we're not saying any flooding so that is not a concern. here is your satellite and radar picture. and out of the exiles are associated with this system and it is actually making the temperatures a little warmer this morning. it >> 10:00 a.m. we will see that it will impact the bridges. those of you are using the bay bridge toll plaza there will be a little bit of light rain. putting the clock into motion will start to see the writing shift its way east. by 2:00 p.m. it may be rain in antioch. it will be cloudy but dry. putting the clock into motion a p.m. tonight it would just be some lingering showers to the north bay perry ed there is certainly a possibility that certain spot will not see any rain at all.
overhaul. >> and foreign policy is always an issue. so you have the arab spring. most people think that that could be ushering a lot of democracy into the middle east, but we don't know. there's still a lot of tension there. that's going to be an issue for him, as well. >> the plate is full. so enjoy the party today, because the work starts tomorrow. in fact, some republicans are having a little retreat in vegas right now to get out of d.c. so hopefully the partisanship eases a little bit. >> about 100 of them have departed. >> never dull. >>> also some other news this morning, we want to wish our friend and colleague barbara walters a speedy recovery. she was hospitalized saturday after a minor fall in washington. barbara, who is now 83 years old, fell on the stairs at the british ambassador's residence and cut her forehead. she is alert and telling everyone what to do, which is a good sign. she's in the hospital for tests and for some observation. and will not be unfortunately part of abc's inaugural coverage today. >>> investigators ruled out excess voltage as cause of a battery
if we cannot solve our debt problem at home. listen to this. >> more than ever foreign policy is economic policy. i am especially cognizant of the fact that we can't be strong in the world unless we're strong at home. stuart: he's right. this as the national debt continues to soar way above 16 trillion dollars. in fact on track to hit 17 trillion dollars total debt by the fall of this year. that's months away. and just when you thought you were working the system and buying fuel efficient cars to avoid higher gas taxes, think again. lawmakers in two states, oregon and virginia, they want to implement a per mile tax for fuel efficient cars, for everybody, actually. making drivers pay more for driving more. and in california, the toyota prius, a hybrid was the best selling car last year. could a per mile tax be on the table for the formerly golden state and elsewhere? joining us now is lauren, and let's bring everybody up to speed here. if you have a per mile tax, you're taxing driving, as opposed to taxing gas consumption. so, as taxes from gas sales go down because of fuel eff
it a foreign policy of hope and change. a change, and you let it happen and you hope it works out. you hope the secularists, when in actuality we know who's filled that vacuum it's been al-qaeda, and from libya and syria trying to take down the regime in egypt. in algeria, mali, across the board they're on the roll and this administration refuses to acknowledge it it. >> brian: what's interesting, whether you agree with president bush or not, he had a freedom agenda, would put advisors on the ground or domestic forces and go in there in quick strike operations. what is this president's mission, is it all about drones with hell-fire missiles? >> it seems like, afghanistan we're headed for the exits even sooner than he talked about on the campaign trail. he's got the quote, flexibility for the second term. i think he believes that with drone strikes and special operators he can affect things enough and anybody who's been on the ground knows it's intelligence on the ground, relationships, even if it's not a massive war front bilike iraq or afghanistan, it's events on the ground that affect not
fighter jets to egypt. here is louie gohmert on "fox & friends." this administration's foreign policy. the foreign policy is, what difference does it make? hey, what difference does it make if we give our sworn enemies, people who want to wipe israel and us off the map, so we give them the method to wipe them out? what's the big deal? we're putting ourselves in jeopardy when we're sending jets and tanks to a man who a leader whose only two enemies he he said in the past are israel and the united states are resupplying our enemies with the means to fight us. the founder and president of the amaker islamic forum and philosophy. thanks for being on the show. >> thanks, clayton for having me. >> if you listen to the congressman. he makes it sound as if egypt is our sworn enemy right now. is that the case? and, if so, why are we sending them the numbers i see 16 f-16s and 200 abraham's tanks by the end of the year? >> >> it's pretty horrifying clayton that we are doing. this and goes beyond the weaponry this is about supporting ideology sworn against the united states, against the west, ag
-to- back hearings before the senate and house foreign policy panels. >> we have seen a pot of shower along the peninsula for some of our east bay valleys but santa rosa down towards petaluma of the green ires green indicates light rain. expect often on showers and not a lot of moisture associated with this system. the north to south or orientation pushing off shore coming from the south. there is not a lot of moisture associated with this system. you will need your umbrella. and the 10:00 hour it is mainly steady in the north bay in a potentially dozen places like oakland. light rain anticipated for the livermore aband the delta. the peninsula should be the drive for the remainder of the day but it looks like showers will remain in the livermore valley and places like san jose. temperatures right now are off to a pretty mild start. 50 degrees in richmond, 51 oakland. afternoon highs, a cooler and yesterday. a good mix in the upper 50s low 60s and 62 for redwood city, 62 for hayward 7 day around the bay forecast highlights the changes to talk about. tomorrow morning chance for showers on fr
a foreign policy that can doing development as well as diplomacy that can reach out to women's groups, to youth, to entrepreneurs, to religious groups. that's the softer side. but it's also the smart side. and it's not john kerry's natural bailiwick, but it's very important that he build on that legacy. >> i take it that state department will be much different under kerry. and marie slaughter, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >>> a woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend more than 20 times is claiming self-defense. it's one of the hottest trials going on right now. we'll dig deeper on the jodi arias trial with hln's jane velez-mitchell just ahead. >> one day when he drove home from a little league game, i saw a homeless man with a cardboard sign that said "need a meal." so i told my mom i wanted to do something. >> will larsy is a 9-year-old child. i hesitate to call him child. i think he's in a category of his own. as a 7-year-old, he decided he was going to take on this issue of hunger. >> welcome to frogs. >> my group is called frogs and it means friends reaching o
francisco and ewald respectively. [speaking foreign language] >> the role of the parent advisory council, pac, is to represent parent voices and perspectives to inform education policy discussions. and this report highlights our project activities for january. to engage families in two important initiatives. history and practices and the plan. [speaking foreign language] >> the pac welcomes new commissioner matthew haney and congratulates sandra fewer, and rachel norton, and jill wynns on their re-election to the board of education. we look forward to working with you all. i am going to talk a little bit about restorative practices. the pac continues to receive requests to conduct community conversations regarding restorative practices from both school staff and our community partners. this morning the pac's restorative practices team will lead to many conversations. the first one will be with parent leaders from mission (inaudible) who are primarily spanish speaking and representatives in the school district. the second conversations will be with parent representatives from the second d
everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> the house and foreign relations committee grilled clinton for more than five hours. she said, again, that she takes full responsibility and that to her it's not just policy. it's personal. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters, and the wives left to raise their children alone. >>> well, make way for gi jane. the pentagon said it will lift its ban and allow women to be sent to the frontlines. they could even serve as elite commandos. cbs 5 reporter david martin says first there's one thing they'll have to prove. >> reporter: the defense secretary order will make women eligible to serve on combat patrol. however, women will have to meet strength standards that could keep them out of units where the physical demands are especially grueling. combat operations in iraq and afghanistan have already cost more than 130 women their lives and left more than 800 wounded. some, like dawn, were on the frontlines, commanding a platoon
the controversial stop and frisk policy. >> number two, secretary of state, hillary clinton, is testifying before the senate foreign affairs committee right now. she told the panel she is committed to improving security at diplomatic missions wore wide after the deadly september raid in libya. three, we are following developing news from san francisco with crews mopping up from a fire in a large victorian building in san francisco overnight. investigators say the fire started outside the home before it spread inside. >> number four, we heard manti te'o's parents say share son was not a liar but he has reportedly admitted to lying about his girlfriend after finding out she did not really die or really exist. "good morning america" will have manti te'o's interview in a few minutes. >> enough fine, 49er fans have to work over serious money to go to the super bowl, online prices running from $2,000 for a regular ticket to $420,000, for a suite! the team held a lottery yesterday for a limited number of season ticket holders who have to pay $950 for each ticket which is face value. thank goodness for b
fist on desk ] >>> the senate and house foreign relations committee grilled her for more than five hours yesterday. clinton said she takes full responsibility and to her it's not just policy. it's personal. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. [ crying ] >> clinton was supposed to testify in december but canceled because of illness. >>> we do have more 49ers fan photos here. here's one of the youngest fans. >> yes. meet 8-month-old lorenzo, who is all smiles in his 49ers jacket. so cute there. >> he is pretty cute. and this father/daughter duo are ready to cheer their team on. maybe one day dad will be watching his little cheerleader cheer the 9ers as a gold rush girl. who knows. pretty cute. email your photos to news@kpix.com an upload them directly at cbssf.com. >> and cbs 5 of course will have a team of reporters covering all the angles of the super bowl. there they are. dennis, vern and michelle and mike all making the trek t
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